Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech

Festival News

This is where we’ll keep you informed of late-breaking news about the Festival. Please check here frequently to ensure you don’t miss important news and changes to venues, timings, special events etc.


Woodwind Section Leader Needed

We urgently need a Section Leader for our Woodwind Section.  It can be immensely rewarding to help develop the skills and abilities of the many young people taking part in the Festival, and we’ll give all the support, help and guidance you’ll need.  If you would like to help, or know of someone who may be interested, do please get in touch with our Secretary, Mary Smith, through the ‘Contact’ page of this site.

We look forward to hearing from you.

2017 Concert Photographs

Photographs from our 2017 Festival Concert are now available to view.  These images are the work of our official photographer, Liz Cruttenden.  

To see a slide show comprising a selection of these, please click here.  

Concert gallery

2018 Festival Syllabus

The Syllabus for our 2018 festival is now available both in printed form and on this site. Printed copies are available from :-  

Ackerman Music,

42 West Street,


PO19  1RP

John Warner Memorial Award 2018

We are planning to run the John Warner Memorial Award competition in 2018.  Please click here for details.  

John Warner Award